7. Quesadillas Doña Maty

Quesadillas Doña Maty, located on 228 East 116th Street in East Harlem, is another Mexican hotspot, where you can grab tortas, tacos and quesadillas. While the food is reliably good, the interior very much adds to the overall appeal of this cozy eatery, which can only be described as a tiny mom-and-pop shop.

In sticking to the hole-in-the-wall feel, a “sweet, little lady” cooks the dishes outside, and brings them in for her hungry patrons to devour. The interior seating area is located behind the outdoor cooking space. It only has enough room for about eight tables, but it’s so charmingly decorated that you’ll want to grab a seat if you can. While chowing down on your meal, you’ll also have the chance to catch up on telenovelas or Univision, which will most likely be playing on the television set inside.